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CNN's Chris Cuomo Weighs in on Antifa And What He Said is The Definition of Irresponsible Journalism

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Apparently there’s a double standard in the mainstream media when it comes to holding folks on the fringe of the left accountable for their wicked acts of violence. Shocking, right? Not really.

CNN’s Chris Cuomo recently stood up in defense of radical left-wing group Antifa, despite their repeated acts of violence and threats made against the life of the president, slamming folks for comparing them to Nazis, despite the fact being they are essentially two sides to the same coin.

If it’s okay to bash on Nazis, and it totally is, then it’s okay to bash on Antifa too.

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo said late Monday that Antifa should not be equated with white supremacists, arguing that “in a clash between hate & those who oppose it, those who oppose it are on the side of right” even if they resort to “petty violence.”

“You attack cops, you slap the media, you are in the wrong, period,” Cuomo said in a commentary on “Cuomo Prime Time.” “But I argue to you tonight all punches are not equal morally.”

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“In the eyes of the law, yes. But in the eyes of good and evil, here’s the argument: If you’re a punk that comes to start trouble in a mask and hurt people you’re not about any virtuous cause,” he continued. “You’re just somebody that’s going to be held to the standard of doing something wrong.”

“But when someone comes to call out bigots and it gets hot, even physical, are they equally wrong as the bigot they’re fighting? I argue no. … Fighting matters, too, there’s no question about that. But drawing a moral equivalency between those espousing hate and those fighting it, because they both resort to violence emboldens hate, legitimizes hateful belief and elevates what should be stamped out.”

“Antifa or whomever … or malcontent or misguided, they are also wrong to hit, but fighting hate is right,” Cuomo said later. “And in a clash between hate and those who oppose it, those who oppose it are on the side of right.”

“That’s why people who show up to fight against bigots are not to be judged the same as the bigots,” he said, “even if they do resort to the same petty violence. … We should be our best. But I am arguing Trump is wrong to create a moral equivalency between bigots and those who oppose them, making them equal wrongs. Those hateful few who take solace and encouragement from the president’s efforts, my message to you is simple: Be aware there are many of us who see you as unequal.”

In other words, what he’s really trying to say is, it’s perfectly acceptable to be violent and out of control, so long as you are a raging liberal. If you are a conservative, that same kind of behavior makes you a racist, sexist, bigot.

Yeah, that doesn’t make a lick of sense. Violence is violence and without a justified reason for it, like self-defense, it’s wrong. Period. Regardless of who uses it.

There are plenty of ways we can express political grievances without resorting to name calling and death threats. Out of all the irresponsible journalism to come out of CNN, this might take the taco.

Source: The Hill

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